Sundby, Leslie James (1941-2015)

James Sundby, 73, of East Grand Forks, MN, passed away on Thursday morning, February 19, 2015 at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, ND with his family by his side.

L. James Sundby was born on May 5, 1941 in Parker Township, Marshall County, MN, the son of Bill and Lillian (Heddan) Sundby. He attended country school and graduated from Argyle High School in 1959. James graduated from UND with a Bachelor Science degree in Education. On September 6, 1964, he was united in marriage to Maureen Iverson of Petersburg, ND. They made their home in Pipestone, MN for six years where they both taught school. They moved to Stephen, MN where he farmed and taught school in Warren and also substitute taught for area schools. In 1980, they moved to Karlstad, MN where he was administrator of the Heritage Christian School for fourteen years. James and Maureen also lived in Grand Forks and Alvarado, MN before moving to East Grand Forks in 2006. James farmed until 2010. He also mowed county ditches and CRP acreage with his sons for many years.

He was a Lay Minister since he was 17 years old and he taught and preached throughout the region. Jim loved to study and teach Bible Prophecy and current events.

Jim was a member of Christ the King Free Lutheran Church of East Grand Forks, MN.

Left to mourn his passing are his wife, Maureen; two sons, Jonathon (Melanie) Sundby of East Grand Forks, MN and Jeremy Sundby of Argyle, MN; three grandchildren, Josiah, Isaac and Leah Rose; two sisters, Janet LaBine of Argyle, MN and Judith (Dwight) Flaten of Karlstad, MN and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Lillian Sundby and two brothers-in-law, Duane Swanson and Wallace LaBine.

DuBore Funeral Home

[Interred Stephen cemetery]

Transcribed by: Cheryl Srnsky